Month: April 2012


Who Let the Dogs Out?

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1689.  And Mother Nature is spoiling another good plan.  A month ago it was 90 degrees. Hot. Unseasonably warm.  Now? A balmy 43 degrees with this… Mrs. Captain and I had planned on taking the Eldest and the Diaper Dweller to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for “Mutt Strut”.  Mutt […]


Mystery Veggie

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1690.  It has been a long time my friends.  I apologize for my absence, but this week almost did the Captain in.  Been a fun, busy, frustrating week. The highlight has been watching the Diaper Dweller develop his superpower of walking.  He now can stoop down to pick something […]



Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1680.  It’s odd how sometimes you notice things while you are asleep. Like a child. Standing at the foot of your bed, seeking entry to “cuddle”.  Earlier this morning the Eldest infiltrated the bed to cuddle.  She did so successfully without any interrogation to my knowledge (I was barely […]



Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1679.  I have a nemisis.  It is the ice cream truck.  I know that everyone loves the ice cream truck and that it brings great joy to the hearts of many, but I loathe the ice cream truck.  Full disclosure.  Backstory.  The Captain and his sister always had jokes […]


New Carpet

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1673.  The Captain is finding out that children expidite the rate of erosion of things.  Don’t let the labels fool you – it may say unbreakable, or stain resistor, or whatever, but children have an innate ability to corrupt or destroy and object you can think of.  The Captain […]

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Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1673.  April 15th is a pretty big day.  Yes, there is that whole tax thing, but there is a pretty big piece of American history that is commemorated today.  Jackie Robinson Day.  65 years ago today Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.  He was not […]


I’ve been spammed.

Poop Deck Community – The Captain’s email has been spammed and he is tired of it.  Check out the new post on Life of Dad from the Captain.  What do you do with spam?  The Captain wants to know.  Leave a comment, tweet us, or send us an email…but no spam.  Please.  Thanks!   The […]


Watch out for in your ear.

                    Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1671.  The Diaper Dweller is testing the limits of unconditional love.  After hours of fitful sleep, the Diaper Dweller still could not rest, so, consequently, Mrs. Captain could not sleep.  The Captain got tagged in at about 3 a […]


Play Ball

I wrote a post on Life of Dad about the lessons of giving up sports for Lent.  It was harder than I thought, but also more rewarding than I expected.  Go check it out and check out a bunch of other really cool daddy bloggers. Don’t forget the usual… If you enjoyed this post, or […]

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Why I may be destined to fail as a father…

Captain’s Log.  Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1669B.  So I have done some thinking.  I may be destined to fail as a father.  No, I don’t dislike my kids.  No, I haven’t put them in harms way nor do I intend to. I have just had bad role models. I’m not talking about my father, or […]